Jimmy Garoppolo and Wes Welker aren’t the only San Francisco 49ers with ties to the Boston area.
Fullback Kyle Juszczyk, who scored a touchdown in the first half of Super Bowl LIV, was a two-time All-American at Harvard from 2009 to 2012. He ended his college career as the school’s all-time leader among tight ends in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdown receptions.
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Juszczyk, who started his career with the Baltimore Ravens, is in his third year with the 49ers. He had caught just one touchdown pass in the regular season and playoffs combined, yet he managed to make one of the biggest plays of the night in the Super Bowl.
On first and 10, Garoppolo rolled to his right on a play-action pass and found Juszcyzk cutting across the middle. Juszcyzk caught the pass, made one defender miss, and pirouetted into the end zone for a 15-yard score with 5:05 left in the half. Robbie Gould tacked on the extra point, and the 49ers and Chiefs went into halftime knotted at 10.
He added a 14-yard grab early in the third quarter, helping to set up a field goal that put San Francisco ahead, 13-10. Juszcyzk also hauled in a 10-yard pass later in the quarter that set up a 1-yard run from Raheem Mostert to make it 20-10 49ers.